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Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-26-2010, 02:04 AM  
Machinery Pentax shoots a Canon
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 24
Views: 3,600
Simply Outstanding! #2 is my favourites.

Thanks for sharing.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-26-2010, 02:03 AM  
Cityscape Guangzhou, China
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Agreed. I like the first and the last pictures.
As for the rest, IMO, it is a wee over exposed and like kevin mentioned, low saturaturation. Well, that is Guangzhou.

Anyway, Thanks for sharing though.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-26-2010, 02:02 AM  
Architecture Lighthouse
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 4
Views: 1,803
Very nice shots, regor.

Love the B&W features of the lighthouse.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-26-2010, 02:00 AM  
Do you carry around your camera.....
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 73
Views: 12,808
I used to carry my dSLR previously.
Nowadays only the trusty ol' compact but not all of the time. Sometimes I find something to shoot and somedays nothing to shoot about.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-26-2010, 01:58 AM  
Are my 1.7x TC expectations to high?...
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
IMO, I believe the CA you are seeing is from the lens itself. The lens is from an old film camera lens that was never very well corrected for CA in a dSLR. I agree with wildman assessment that CA wasn't a big deal in film days but in today's digital technology, sensors are much more sensitive to CA than film. So I think it is not the TC's fault, more from the lens.

Like wildman's suggestion, try the TC on a lens made for dSLR and see the difference (if any). Also try to take a different picture to explore the CA as the current picture shows a very small CA only.

Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-26-2010, 01:51 AM  
opinions solicted
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Yes, for such a large lens, you will need a fairly sturdy ball head joint and a strong tripod as well.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-18-2010, 07:41 PM  
So many lenses so little money!
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
True. The 55-300mm is value for money.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-18-2010, 07:40 PM  
Tripod Recommendations?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 15
Views: 5,381
I do agree with Kirivon's view in the first paragraph.
The criteria in selecting a tripod - stability and ease of use.
And please bear in mind, "you pay peanuts, you get monkey", ie you get what you pay for. And for anything less than $50, IMO, I would not recommend any tripod in that price range to anyone as most cheap tripod will not withstand the load / usage/ test of time. Many a times, the people who bought a sub $50 tripod will be in the market again, looking for a new tripod to replace the old one.
My recommendation is to look for a good tripod (either new, if you have the budget or used) with a good head.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-12-2010, 12:27 AM  
post your shots of the airplanes
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 1,853
Views: 226,997
My take on planes :
Forum: Photo Critique 05-12-2010, 12:13 AM  
Nature After the rain
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Wow! Very impressive, the water droplet.

Forum: Photo Critique 05-12-2010, 12:12 AM  
Misc Messing in the back yard
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 2
Views: 1,790
A good lens there, the 300mm.

Agreed with atupdate's comments. The glass butterfly need some sharpening as if it looks to be in focus. A closer crop, IMO , will make it look nicer.

The second wa very nicely done. Only flaw in the picture is the rooster, which was not inline with the boy and his dog.
Anyway very good result from the 300mm.

Forum: Photo Critique 05-12-2010, 12:08 AM  
Black & White Just for tonight
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 3
Views: 1,997
Very nicely done. I love the ghostly look of the subject.

IMO, this picture can be further improved if the sky with the clouds have a wider range of contrasts and overall, add a wee graininess in it.

Well done, Tliivo.

Forum: Photo Critique 05-12-2010, 12:04 AM  
Nature Water Color
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 4
Views: 2,104
Very nicely done for an abstract piece of work.

I love the depth to the image brought about by the water drops but overall, can be improve, IMO , if you enhance a wee bit on the contrasts.

Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-11-2010, 09:05 PM  
Poll: Contest Poll Contest #44 Voting (Mountains)
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 26
Views: 12,920
Yes, mission accomplished. Now waiting for the result.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-11-2010, 09:05 PM  
do you always carry camera manuals
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 38
Views: 6,241
Initially, yes for a couple of months (like maybe 7 or 8 months).
Now, left it in the store after I got most of the function of my dSLR "covered"
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-11-2010, 09:02 PM  
What is that green thing?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 12
Views: 2,329
Yes, my Guess is that it is a flare.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-11-2010, 09:00 PM  
UWA for a newbie
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 21
Views: 4,150
It depends. If you like the wider side of your kit lens, you may probably want to try the followings :
1) some primes like DA15 which is very compact, or DA14 for its speed
2) some of the zooms like 12-24mm, with some close-up capability or the Tamron 10-24mm for its price.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-11-2010, 08:57 PM  
Anyone recommend a book on Photojournalism Style?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 15
Views: 4,219
True, Photojournalism is a dying art.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-11-2010, 08:53 PM  
do you think Pentax can go head to head with Canon 1Dx and Nikon Dx series in sports?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 40
Views: 11,985
Nice shot of your son, Denis.

Quote " .....but the camera's superior AF tracking, higher fps and 21megapixel output, means that if there's any limitation, it is definitely not the gear but with the photographer."
IMO, in the hands of a good photographer, only the limitation of the camera on hand will determine the resulting picture.

Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-11-2010, 08:46 PM  
New Pentax body?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 323
Views: 62,838
Yes, I agreed with nosnoop's comments.
The entry level as well as affordbility plays a major part in capturing the dSLR market.

As for the FF market, IMO , the reason most people don't own one is the price. Price is the only reason I don't have one. If the price was lower, I think many APS-C owners would already own one.
If Pentax comes out with a FF, I think I will be one of the early one to get it. I just think price is the main reason why many people do not own a FF with any manufacturer.

IIMO, I would like to have a FF camera as my main camera and a APS-C camera as back-up. Lenses to fit both bodies so I can interchange them.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-11-2010, 08:33 PM  
Landscapes and Polarizers
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Well, at least now you know the power of a lens filter.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-11-2010, 08:32 PM  
Build quality of Pentax Limited lenses?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 22
Views: 4,280
That is a good price for both limited edition lenses.
As for their quality, I wouldn´t be worried as the Limited lens built is normally better than the normal lens.
Most Pentax lenses in the last 3 years were made either in the Philipines or Vietnam.
Forum: Pentax Compact Cameras 05-11-2010, 08:24 PM  
Compact cameras?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 21
Views: 9,528
If that is the case, I would recommend a Panasonic compact camera.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-10-2010, 03:20 AM  
What meter do you use in camera?
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 19
Views: 3,613
Almost exclusively, I used center weighted. For zooming in close, I normally used spot. For wide and especially taking landscape of natures, I will use matrix.

I do agree with a fellow forum member who commented that "None of these modes changes the actual meter reading, only what parts of the metering field is used for your exposure. Spot for instance, only meters the center area."
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2010, 03:08 AM  
Landscape Brighton Peir
Posted By Pentaxie
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Your original picture is so cool!

A nice capture, especially with the people going towards the landside gives the picture some point of reference. Good take there, milesy.

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